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About Us

Lawrence G. Stern, D.C.

Chiropractor, Wellness Coach
Network Spinal Care Practitioner,

The Back Whisperer


Dr. Stern is a chiropractor with over 38 years in private practice. Focused on wholeness, he has a unique and integrative approach to health and well-being.  Over the decades, Dr. Stern has trained in Chiropractic, Sports Medicine, Network Spinal Care (NSC), Corporate Wellness, Personal Development, Leadership Training and The Hakomi Method (mindfulness-centered somatic psychotherapy).

He received his Chiropractic Degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1984 and Certificate in Sports Medicine (CCSP) in 1985. In 2003, Dr. Stern received his advanced certification in Network Spinal Care (NSC) and is one of 300+ practitioners worldwide to earn advanced certification in NSC.


​As a former semi-professional soccer and competitive baseball player Dr. Stern has applied his love of sports and knowledge of sports medicine as a member of the medical teams for the World Maccabiah Games in Israel, World Tae Kwon-Do Championships in New York City and the Olympic Games in Atlanta, just to name a few.

Dr. Stern is also a practitioner for The Breathe Network, an organization whose mission is to offer innovative healing support to survivors of sexual violence and connect them with healing arts practitioners throughout the country who offer trauma-informed, holistic support.


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Meet the Team

Gail Christie Reiki Master

Gail Christie, RMT

Reiki Master Teacher

Gail Christie is committed to compassion, health, and joy and helping other people awaken to their own energy bodies and heal on all levels through Holy Fire® Reiki. Reiki releases the blocked energy that is often the root cause of distress and pain and enables one to reach a place of relaxation, focus, balance, renewal and joy. She offers private Reiki sessions, workshops, and Reiki classes of all levels at Awaken Wellness Center.

Gail is a certified Holy Fire® III Usui and Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher. She received her Reiki training from the International Center for Reiki Training and a degree in psychology and sociology from the University of Connecticut. Her Reiki practice follows a career in conference planning, graphic design, being a mother and grandmother, as well as a lifelong spiritual journey. She has a 35+ year meditation practice and has been practicing and teaching Holy Fire Reiki since 2014. She also provides compassionate care to hospice patients as a Reiki volunteer for Caring Hospice Services.

Lisa Weitzman Massage Therapist

Lisa Weitzmann, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Lisa Weitzmann is a resident of Brewster/North Salem. She graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Mount Kisco. She specializes in Deep Tissue and Swedish massage while incorporating elements of Reflexology, Myo-Fascial release, stretches, and sports massage for relieving the effects of stress, chronic pain, headaches, repetitive motion syndromes and tendonitis. Lisa is certified in Scar Tissue Release, a member of AMTA, and is licensed by the State of New York to practice massage. She also practices geriatric massage. Her philosophy is LIVE Peace, Health, and Happiness.

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 What is Wellness?

Awaken Wellness Center utilizes Network Spinal Analysis™ (Network Care). We provide a unique healing and wellness perspective. Unlike the treatment of disease that may merely alleviate a symptom, Network Care results in what is called “wellness behavior” or an increased “sense of well-being.”


Wellness behavior is the ability to make healthier choices, have more life enjoyment, and be better able to adapt to stress. Most disease is attributable to lifestyle, environmental factors or habits that negatively affect the body over a lifetime.


People under Network Care change these destructive patterns by making healthier choices, having a sense of increased well-being, and making dramatic life changes that better support their healing.


Network Care helps your body be made whole and to heal.

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